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FarmDrop Launches In Western New York – The Batavian Press Release

September 28, 2021 The Batavian Press release: Jennifer Noble, of Craigs Creamery, a dairy cooperative based in Pavilion, NY has officially launched FarmDrop of Western NY. Initially founded in Blue Hill, Maine, FarmDrop is a mission-focused organization that is dedicated to supporting local growers and producers by making their products available online to local communities.  …

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The Startup Reinventing Maine’s Farmers’ Markets – Maine Magazine Article

Issue: September 2021 By: Catie Joyce-Bulay Photography: Tara Rice Hannah Semler, cofounder of FarmDrop. Hannah Semler and Kelin Welborn share a mission to create thriving local food systems. Welborn has put countless volunteer hours into working with regional gleaning organizations, and Semler has worked to solve food insecurity problems in her home state of Maine …

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Maine Farmers Expand to Online Markets – MOFGA Article

By Catie Joyce-Bulay Last season the confusion and safety concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic brought on a need for farmers to pivot to new marketing strategies. They worked quickly to build no-contact sales and distribution systems, rapidly changing how they got product out to customers. Many farmers turned to the internet. Although many farms incorporated …

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New Lisbon Market

New virtual farmers market in Lisbon BY KATHRYN SKELTON SUN JOURNAL The new Little Ridge FarmDrop, part of the statewide FarmDrop effort, doubled its customer count in the first two weeks offering, among other goods, locally-sourced bagels, beef, and beets. LISBON — Forage’s Everything bagels. Grass-fed beef. Organic baby romaine. Cinnamon-scented goat milk.All a bundled click …

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FarmDrop Launches Unity

FarmDrop Launches In Unity UNITY — Unity is the latest town to join FarmDrop, a website that acts as an online grocery store for small farmers to sell their products directly to consumers while reducing waste. Kari Hulva, Unity FarmDrop program manager, introduced the idea to Unity Barn Raisers as a way to connect local consumers …

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